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Welcome to Wedowee ...

The town of Wedowee is located in Randolph County and is the County Seat for Randolph County.

The pronunciation of Wedowee: wee-DOW-ee<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Wedowee has a population of 799 people<2> (see below for details).

Wedowee is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Wedowee lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Wedowee (for example, toward Franklin (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Wedowee: (256) & (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Wedowee: 36278<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wedowee had a population of 823 people. This makes Wedowee the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wedowee represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 276th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 823 people, the population of Wedowee has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 818 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Wedowee had an population of 799 people. This is a decrease of 2.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.32% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wedowee.

Communities near Wedowee ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Cragford   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Daviston   [Map]   209   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lineville   [Map]   2,263   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Newell   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ranburne   [Map]   404   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wedowee.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wedowee. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wedowee. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wedowee. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wedowee:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wedowee ...

Looking for more information about Wedowee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wedowee, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wedowee.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wedowee. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Wedowee. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wedowee.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wedowee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Wedowee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wedowee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wedowee) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wedowee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wedowee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wedowee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3091, Longitude: -85.4849     [Map].

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